The other Bedi
If you sit in front of her, only two things could grab your attention - either her magnetic smile or the plunging neckline.Besides being a former beauty queen, model, film star, singer and celebrity choreographer, Nisha Harale Bedi is also known as the daughter-in-law of veteran actor Kabir Bedi.Updated: Jul 28, 2012 10:44 IST
If you sit in front of her, only two things could grab your attention - either her magnetic smile or the plunging neckline.Besides being a former beauty queen, model, film star, singer and celebrity choreographer, Nisha Harale Bedi is also known as the daughter-in-law of veteran actor Kabir Bedi.
The Bedi tag, however, doesn't dominate her personality in anyway. "I haven't officially changed my surname to Bedi as yet. It's only of late that I have started post-fixing my name with the surname," says Nisha, who is in town to choreograph the annual passing out fashion show, INIFD Designer Medley '12, at Inter National Institute of Fashion Design, Sector 8.
Tracing her life story, she says, "After becoming Miss Mumbai in 1996, I took up modelling and did various shows for designers. I also did consecutive cover shoots for five health magazines. But then I got bored of modelling and decided to take up the job of a cabin crew attendant in 2001 - only because I wanted to travel the world. Two years later, I decided to go on a different path altogether. In 2003, I quit my job and went on to sing, doing songs with artistes such as Ishq Bector."
Nisha then switched to acting in 2004, with movies such as Ab Bas, regional movie Vanchit and recently released Shyam's Secret. Apart from the roller coaster that her professional life was, her personal life too was quite interesting. "I met Adam [my husband] in 2003. It was love at first sight and we stayed together for five years in a live-in relationship. Live-in relationships were not exactly accepted at the time, so we had to face some situations together, but now, fortunately, I've been married for three years."
Nisha has been a ramp choreographer for showstoppers such as Shahid Kapur, Mugdha Godse, Jiah Khan, Tulip Joshi, Aanchal Kumar, Deepti Gujral, Pooja Chopra, Shawar Ali and Shefali Zariwala.
Currently, she is actively involved in Save Mumbai's Nightlife campaign, along with Bollywood celebrity Deepika Padukone.
"Supporting the cause is about availing our fundamental right. It's about letting everyone know that drugs and alcohol have nothing to do with nightlife," she concludes, firmly.
First Published: Jul 28, 2012 10:42 IST